Hebrew School Teachers
Marina Shubin moved here from Israel ten years ago to receive a BS degree in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago and MA degree in Psychology from National Louis University. Prior to living in Israel, Marina grew up in Russia, moving to Israel when she was 9 years old. Marina has been a teacher at Lakeside for ten years and has worked at several other area synagogues, Jewish institutions and public schools, in both formal and informal settings. This year Marina is very excited to work with the students in 6th grade and Kitah Bet and knows that it will be a great year.
My name is Irit Talor and I am very excited to join the staff at Lakeside Congregation as your child’s Hebrew Gimmel class teacher.
I was born in Israel and have lived in the United States for the past 32 years. I completed various courses at the Technion Institute in Haifa as well as the Master Teacher program at the CFJE. I have over 20 years of teaching experience and am currently also working at B’nai Tikvah Congregation in Deerfield.
I am looking forward to getting to know your child and hope to instill the love for Israel and the pride of being a Jew with a strong identity in each and every one of the students.
Anna Raiber has been a teacher at Solomon Schechter Day school for the past 4 years and is a returning teacher to Lakeside Congregation. She has a Masters in Education from Haifa University. is currently enrolled in the Masters of Jewish Professional Studies at Spertus College in Chicago. She moved to the states from Israel 4 years ago and was born in Russia. She currently lives in Northbrook with her husband and 3 children.
Rachel Rosenberg has been a leader in Jewish Music and Jewish Education for many years. She recently served as the Ritual Director at Congregation B'nai Tikvah in Deerfield where she led services, conducted musical programs, officiated at life cycle events, and taught classes for all ages including Bar and Bat Mitzvah students. Rachel has worked with numerous congregations in customizing and leading musical Friday evening services. She has served as cantorial soloist in many venues including High Holiday services this year at Northwestern University's Hillel. Rachel is currently in the process of being certified as a Cantor through the Cantors Assembly of America. She is also a founding member of the well-known Chicago-based musical ensemble "Shakshuka" which has appeared at both local and national settings including the Chicago Jewish Festival and at Navy Pier.
Gidon Berman's early childhood was spent in the Netherlands, before making aliyah
and spending most of his life in Israel. Gidon completed junior high and high school in Be'er Sheva. He graduated from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev with a B.A. in Geography and an M.A. in Geography and Environmental Development, while teaching, tutoring, and managing computer labs. Moving to Central Israel, Gidon served as Tel Aviv-Yafo's planning coordinator of schools. Returning to academia, he graduated from the University of Chicago with a Master's in Public Policy. Following employment in transportation and population research, Gidon now freelances as a business consultant and a teacher of Hebrew and Judaic Studies. He is the leader of the Greater Chicago Hebrew Language Meetup and a board member of Community Partners for Affordable Housing. Gidon and his wife live in Highland Park, where they raise a son and daughter.